I am making Green Smoothies with my 4 year old’s preschool in a couple of weeks. Sort of a good way to combine health, learning, and a little St. Patrick’s Day celebrating. The problem. With twelve-4 year olds, you are bound to get some pickiness. I needed a way to be sure I brought along a winning recipe.
The Green Smoothie Taste Test. Green smoothies make an appearance in this house quite a bit. Unfortunately, we all have different ideas about what makes a good green smoothie. I like mine banana based and creamy, the kids like a more citrus-y punch to their smoothie.
- Make two different Green Smoothies for the crew (without them seeing the ingredients)
- Pour in marked cups labeled “1” and “2”
- Have them try each
- Have them vote (but in top-secret)
- Use the smoothie recipe that got the most votes (amazing science, I know)
|Here are all of the ingredients that I used for both smoothies. Note: cups and marker in the back for top-secret labeling. That way there could be no green-smoothie-bias.|
Let the games begin:
|He goes left.|
|He goes right.|
|She goes center.|
|Casting her vote. No peeking.|
|I always joke that Landon will eat or drink pretty much anything short of a hub cap.|
|This is the one.|
|Mr. Foodie Call, unsure.|
|Our super top-secret voting box.|
Smoothie recipe #1!
Here is the recipe that I will be blasting out with some green smoothie rookies.
It’s super vibrant green too, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Bonus.
Super Basic Green Smoothie
(perfect for those that either fear spinach or are convinced that it doesn’t belong in their orange juice)
- 2 cups organic spinach
- 6 oz orange juice
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup frozen peaches
Blend until smooth. Add a fancy straw. Or at least a bendy one.
Live on the edge next time and add some chia.